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Trisha Lynn ReeceTrisha Lynn Reece, 33, passed away Wednesday, June 13.
She was born December 12, 1978 in Richmond. She graduated from Richmond High School, where she had been active with the volleyball and swimming teams. She also enjoyed gymnastics. Trisha was employed at the Marathon in Fountain City and formerly worked at the Mini-Mart, Family Diner and Coxâs Supermarket. Trisha loved walking, listening to music and the companionship of her bulldog, Willie, who recently preceded her in death.
Trisha was a people person with a streak of generosity that benefited many. She enjoyed teasing others and could hold her own in a BS session.
Trisha will be missed by her husband, John T. Reece II, whom she married on June 29, 2007; her mother and step-father, Jeanne & Russell Wright, Tyner, KY; father & step-mother, Mike and Pam Benson, Richmond; brother & sister-in-law, Rick & Daniella Benson, Whiteman AFB, MO; mother-in-law & father-in-law, Jeanette Reece Railsback and Paul Railsback, Fountain City; father-in-law & mother-in-law. John T. & Leslie Reece, Williamsburg; brother-in-law, Todd Reece, Centerville; step-daughter, Kadi (Will) Lindsey; step-grandchildren, Harleigh Madison Reece, Samantha Reece and Sara Reece; nieces, Kyla Benson, Dallas Reece and Ashleigh Reece; nephews, Jake Benson and Vince Reece; and countless friends.
Trisha was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Martha & Robert Anderson and paternal grandparents, Chester & Carlina Benson.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 18, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in New Garden Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, June 17 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to National Bipolar Foundation, 111 South Highland, Suite 129, Memphis, TN 38111 or Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501, Chicago, IL 60610-7224.
Somedays, like today, just seem to hurt worse than others. I ache inside with so much sadness. I just want to call her and hear her laugh again. I just want to talk to her...have a cup of coffee and share our days just once more.
I loved her so much....
Jeanette Reece Railsback Jul 24 2012 12:00 AM
Our sympathies are with you.
A friend Jun 25 2012 12:00 AM
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I know there is no word that will bring you ease at this time. But you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. May GOD grant you some peace during this time and the strength to keep pushing.
We just lost our little brother Jason on the 9th so in saying this... May they spread them wings and fly! Protecting and free of the inner fights they couldnt fight.
Prayers lifted up to you all! Matthew, Karen and Sherry Witte send there love too.
Angie witte marlatt ( 14th street neighborhood friends) Jun 23 2012 12:00 AM
I am so so sorry for your loss. The pain of losing a child must be the worst in the world. Just know that God will give you the strength, day by day, to get through it. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Sharon R.
Sharon Riley Jun 20 2012 12:00 AM
Trisha was a wonderful friend to me!! Her kindness,love,and support was what made her who she was. She was so witty,so much fun to be around.I know she searched for peace and now she has it. I am so blessed to have known her and for her to be apart of my life. I'm praying for you for strength,peace and comfort that only God can give you. We ALL loved her,and miss her greatly!!
The Green Family Jun 19 2012 12:00 AM
I met Trisha at work when she worked taking care of the mentally handicap, I was her supervisor, she was a great person, the clients loved her dearly and so did the staff. I hadnt seen her for years and one day i went to marathon and she was working and she remembered me, and we caught up. I thought it was very nice to have seen her again. She will be greatly missed.
connie Metcalf Jun 19 2012 12:00 AM
Johnny, John, Jeanette and Todd, thoughts and prayers will continue to go out for you and the entire family. Even though a huge loss has been laid upon you, in time, you will be able to move forward. Even though I did not really know Trisha, she had to have been a very special person to have captured all the love from you and your family. Always remember the times you shared and take one day at a time. Let me know if there is anything I can do, even if it's just a shoulder to cry on or someone to talk to. Love to all...
Laurie Hayes Jun 18 2012 12:00 AM
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry I didn''t get a chance to know Trisha! From the many thoughtful and loving expressions, i can see she was a kind loving person. Much love to you and your family.
Barb (Coddington)and Dennis Eaton Jun 18 2012 12:00 AM
Dear Jeanne and Mike,
You are in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with the loss of your beautiful daughter. May God give you strength and heal your pain in the days and weeks ahead.
Tony Cooper Jun 18 2012 12:00 AM
Dear Trisha''''s Family,
I didn''t know her by name, but she would ring me up in the mini mart for many years. We would talk often, not really knowing each other but we knew things about each other (family, news, etc.) When I was going through a bad time, she knew about the circumstances and was so nice to me.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you,
Beth Shank Fodrea Jun 18 2012 12:00 AM